The value of sentinel lymph node biopsy in elderly breast cancer patients.

@article{Hieken2004TheVO,
  title={The value of sentinel lymph node biopsy in elderly breast cancer patients.},
  author={Tina J Hieken and Sherri Nettnin and Jos{\'e} Velasco},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={188 4},
  pages={
          440-2
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although sentinel lymph node biopsy has been accepted as a useful procedure for certain breast cancer patients, the value of this procedure in the elderly remains unknown. We undertook this study to evaluate changes in adjuvant treatment attributable to sentinel lymph node biopsy. METHODS A total of 104 patients > or =65 years underwent sentinel lymph node biopsy plus lumpectomy or mastectomy for the treatment of clinically node-negative invasive breast cancer. Demographic… CONTINUE READING